Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

ABOUT US

Our team is fortunate to represent the fighting fifth, also known as Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. We are a diverse, dynamic, ambitious, and fun team that is driven by the mission of social justice and voting rights for all. Our guiding principle is to always center the voices of those who have been most marginalized in our communities. We collectively fight to uplift the voices of the district regardless of where they were born, their skin color, where they live, or who they love. We will use all levers to meet people's needs while building a better future.

THE ROLE

Responsibilities will include advancing legislative priorities and supporting the member’s work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. This position leads the members work on Transportation with a strong emphasis on Aviation in the 5th District. This is not an entry-level position and previous Counsel experience is required. Candidates must have a track record of turning ideas into legislation and legislation into law, being a team player, and having good relationships on the Hill with Democrats and Progressives. All candidates should be excellent writers and even better editors. Strong candidates will have a thorough understanding of the legislative process, working on a team, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. 

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience working on a variety of issues, including transportation (Aviation), voting rights, closing the economic wealth gap, labor, and racial justice issues. Strong academic credentials, committee experience, and proven management and leadership skills are required. Highly qualified candidates will possess strong strategic thinking, planning and execution skills. Moreover, the candidate should possess strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure, extensive knowledge of the legislative process, and be available to work long hours. 

Law degree and/or previous experience serving as a policy staff are a plus. 

Candidates from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as candidates with ties to Georgia (and GA-05 in particular). You can find the application here, or submit your resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to GA05NWRB@mail.house.gov. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact you if we decide to move forward with your application. Please no calls, direct emails, or walk-ins.

Salary range is based on experience.